Professional team

We have the experience, determination and passion, working collaboratively with our clients to create and manage their wealth.

Our team of advisors are accessible and responsive and are equipped to manage complex business structures, requirements and deliverables across a range of industry sectors. They are dedicated to delivering a premium service to clients that achieves their commercial and personal goals.

Our experts

Associate partners

Aiyaz Gaffar

Associate partner, Business Services

With over 15 years’ experience specialising in the Property Development and Construction industry, Aiyaz advises clients on tax effective planning, structuring, accounting, and business advisory services.

Aiyaz is a passionate Associate Partner who thrives when working with large, intricate business groups, establishing boutique solutions which best suit the business’ circumstances.

Aiyaz focuses on providing pragmatic and effective advice to his clients on business and succession planning, restructuring, estate planning and business advisory services across the business life cycle.

Andy Ting

Associate partner, Business Services

Andy is an experienced business adviser who enjoys working with business owners and high-net-worth clients with complex group structures to develop tailored commercial solutions for their business and life circumstances.

Andy has extensive experience in working with clients from industries including development and construction, property investment, durable goods with national distribution centres and an international presence, and consumer goods wholesaling.

Andy’s focus is providing practical advice to clients, whether it be restructuring, planning, or advising throughout a business’ life span.

Gerard Chilcott

Associate Partner, Growth Advisory

A former Senior Manager with KPMG Enterprise, Gerry has over 15 years experience within the Finance sector. Holding a Masters in Applied Finance, a Bachelor of Business and both CPA and CAANZ accreditations, Gerard has worked with a diverse range of clientele and sectors, proving his array of knowledge. 

Gerry’s respected expertise in Business Operations and Strategy saw him dedicating 12 months to working on the creation of offshore strategies for a major multinational professional services network and member of the Big Four, including a 3-month secondment to Bangalore to train and manage the newly created operations team.   

A special interest in preparing and capitalising on business valuations also saw Gerard seconded to Puma to assist in the $1 billion acquisition of Neumann Petroleum and Ausfuel in 2013.  More recently, Gerry assisted a group of clients to successfully achieve their exit strategy with the sale of their business to a Listed entity.

Ian Kilner

Associate partner, Business Services

A former Senior Manager with KPMG Enterprise, Ian has over 15 years’ experience in public practice advising clients on tax effective restructures & re-organisations, income tax and accounting advice, specialising in Asian in-bound investment in the coal mining and property sectors and including in-depth knowledge of international tax matters.

Ian also has extensive experience across a diverse group of industries, including civil engineering, property development and construction, mining services, wholesalers, gymnasiums and high-net-worth family groups.

Ian’s drive is to understand a client’s business and the industry it falls within intimately, therefore having the skill and perspective to encourage clients to think differently and strategically about their business.

Murray Schluter

Associate Partner, Business Services

Murray is an experienced advisor who enjoys working with business owners and high-net-worth clients with complex group structures to develop tailored commercial solutions for their business and life circumstances.

Murray has extensive experience in working with clients from a range of industries including development & construction and property investment with a focus on advising clients on effective planning, structuring, accounting and business advisory services.

Emma Corcoran

Associate Partner, Corporate Finance

An Associate Partner within the Corporate Finance team at HMW Group, Emma holds over 24 years’ experience within the Finance Sector.

Having led global teams managing Government initiatives allocating approximately 10 billion dollars in funding, to advising Prime Ministers, G8 delegates and industry leaders in areas of infrastructure development, financing and funding, Emma holds a wealth of knowledge within a vast range of industries and sizes of businesses and projects.

Holding special interests in corporate finance, corporate governance and performance improvement, Emma is a diversly skilled and motivated associate who thrives on complex assignments.

Senior associates

Paul Coffey

Senior Associate, Business Services

As a Senior Associate at HMW Group, Paul manages and mentors a team of junior accountants and reports directly to the firm’s Partners. His extensive knowledge has allowed him invaluable experience and exposure to a diverse range of industries where he adapts his advice to maximise value for each client.

Paul delivers business advisory and taxation advice specialising in but not limited to property construction and development, waste management and business consulting.  Paul also has a special interest in guiding clients to transition to Cloud Technology and assisting with implementation to see their businesses optimising efficiency and processes. 

Tracey Holtum

Senior Associate, Business Services

A former Partner of Ham & Partners, Tracey has over 35 years’ public practice experience, the last 12 of which have seen HMW Group clients benefit from her expertise in business advisory and income tax and accounting advice.

A Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand, Tracey has experience across a range of industries, with a special interest in property development and construction, medical, and small to medium enterprise. 

Tracey’s focus is on developing an intimate understanding of her client’s businesses and industries, developing long lasting relationships along the way.

Tammy Waite

Senior Associate, Business Services

With over 20 years in the industry as a qualified CPA, Tammy applies her extensive knowledge and experience to her clientele specialising in, but not limited to, property development and construction, medical, retail and real estate.

As a Senior Associate within the firm, Tammy has worked closely with a diverse range of clients whom she is motivated to assist through the growth cycles and challenges which business incur.

Senior advisors

Jamie Spragg

Senior Advisor, Business Services

A Senior Business Advisor and Business Analyst with HMW Group, Jamie holds over 20 years’ experience within the industry. With a dedication to his education, Jamie is a Chartered Accountant who holds a Bachelor of Business Commerce, Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Business Administration.

Jamie is a dedicated team member with extensive communication skills which prove invaluable when conversing with a wide range of clientele. Jamie’s business passion lies within the in-depth attention to detail required to prepare financial models, forecasts and business valuations.

Maggie Wong

Senior Advisor, Business Services

Known for her valued client relationships and communication skills, Maggie’s clients benefit from her passion for open communication and strong interest for small and medium businesses.

With a Masters in Professional Accounting and CA Accreditation, Maggie’s 13 years of experience allows her to deliver on precise and in depth consulting and professional services. Specialising in the healthcare industry, she provides clients with invaluable information to maximise financial benefit. 

Mikaela Green

Senior Advisor, Business Services

A Senior Advisor and Certified Practising Accountant with over 7 years’ experience in public practice, Mikaela’s clients benefit from her dedication to providing pragmatic and effective advisory and business planning services across a broad range of industries including property development and construction, fitness, and professional services.

Mikaela is particularly skilled in tax and accounting, cash flow management and Xero and Cloud integrations, and specialises in providing tailored solutions to franchises, high-turnover private business and high-net-worth individuals and family groups.

Stanley Sze

Senior Advisor, Business Services

With over 13 years’ experience in public practice, Stanley has lengthy, invaluable expertise reaching a broad range of clientele, including industries such as medical, legal, engineering, construction and property development.

Stanley is a Certified Practising Accountant who, having graduated accounting with Honours, is a current member of the International Honour Society. His ability to grow his experience and apply it to a great range of situations within accounting, taxation and consulting services is a noticeable strength.

Stanley has a special interest of working directly with clients to solve complex issues and maximise value in all situations.

Declan Lane

Senior Advisor, Corporate Finance

Declan is a valued Senior Advisor within the Corporate Finance team, holding a Bachelor of Accounting, accompanied by his Graduate Chartered Accountant Diploma and Bachelor of Commerce.

His furthered education has earnt Declan a certain depth of knowledge, allowing a diverse and in-depth understanding of a business’ life cycle across a wide variety of industries including retail, cosmetics, hospitality and cattle stations.

Declan’s years of experience in the insolvency sector, combined with his lateral thinking, have proven a strong skillset of identifying key drivers and risk within expansion or improvement strategies for companies that would not otherwise be realised.

Bridget Yu

Senior Advisor, Business Services

Bridget is an enthusiastic and highly skilled Senior Business Services Advisor with ample experience within the accounting industry. Through her dedication of further education, Bridget holds a Masters in Advanced Professional Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts.

Bridget’s areas of special interest are business advisory services and effective and precise tax planning and structuring. Within these fields, Bridget can gain an in-depth understanding of a client’s business and provide tailored professional advice and strategies.

Bridget also holds immense knowledge and experience in successfully dealing with various matters regarding QBCC Licences.

Advisors

Angelique Kim

Advisor, Business Services

Angelique is a newly appointed Business Services Advisor following the completion of her Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting, supported by an added 2 years’ experience within the finance industry.

Angelique thrives on proactively developing her skills by engaging with experienced colleagues and management who carry a comprehensive cross section of industry experience to share. Carrying a special interest within the health industry, Angelique’s passion for understanding this type of business shows within her dedication to her clients and her work.

Heidi Le Vesconte

Advisor, Business Services

With 4 years’ experience within the industry, also having achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Business, majoring in Accountancy, Heidi’s dedication to continually evolve and expand the depth of her knowledge is a testament to her work ethic. 

A Business Services Advisor within the HMW Group Firm, Heidi’s ability to form strong client relationships, resolving in open and strategic communication, is a skill which clients take comfort in.

Heidi’s experience predominantly lies within the building and construction industries, enforced by a special interest in property, however she currently services a broad spectrum of clientele.

Melinda Evans

Advisor, Business Services

Melinda is an enthusiastic and adaptive member of HMW Group, with 3 years’ experience in Public Practice Accounting heightened by her dedication to her furthered Chartered Accountant studies.

Whilst broadening her Taxation and Business Advisory knowledge over a wide range of industries, Melinda’s area of special interest is understanding each facet within small business to assist clients in exploring their current and future goals.

Melinda also holds an assistive role on the continuous streamlining of internal processes for Self-Managed Superannuation Funds.

Priska Lie

Advisor, Business Services

A qualified Chartered Accountant, Priska’s 14+ years experience in taxation and accounting experience covers a variety of industries including finance, retail, construction and architecture.

Supporting both the HMW Group senior management team and a number of clients within high paced and ever-changing business cycles, Priska offers solutions and provides strategies & implementation advice to create streamlined operations and processes.

Sarah Toohey

Advisor, Business Services

Achieving a Bachelor of Business and Accounting and continuing her education to obtain her CA qualification, Sarah is an enthusiastic and highly skilled Business Services Advisor.

With invaluable knowledge and experience in Xero, XPM and cloud-based accounting software, Sarah has assisted with the Xero Partner Program, gaining HMW Group Platinum Partner status and providing seamless client transitions. 

Whilst working with a broad range of clientele, Sarah enjoys close and open communication with her clients, assisting them and translating queries accurately, a strong skill which adds immense value to our clientele.

Leon Leong

Advisor, Business Services

With over 17 years’ experience within the finance industry, Leon is a highly skilled and respected Business Services Advisor within HMW Group.

Speaking fluent Cantonese and Mandarin, his blended cultural knowledge and understanding of regulations provides great value to a wide range of clientele and industries. Whilst specialising within the building, construction & development and retail industries, Leon has a special interest in all small and medium enterprises.

Leon is a team player who delivers on deadlines, provides precise and in-depth work whilst holding valuable communication skills.

Sam Proctor

Advisor, Business Services

Sam is an enthusiastic and motivated advisor at HMW Group who holds a Bachelor of Accounting is currently finalising his studies to become a Chartered Accountant. 

With 2 years of experience in public practice, Sam specialises in tax accounting and Self-Managed Super Fund compliance and has a rounded understanding of the needs of businesses and individuals.  He is passionate about supporting clients to understand their financial position, encouraging and informing them with solutions and strategies to manage and assist in continued growth.

Consultants

Paul Feng

Consultant

Paul has been with HMW Group for over 13 years, beginning with a full-time position and moving towards a consultation role. Paul holds both Business Commerce and Economics degrees, as well as both CPA and CA status.

Specialist areas where Paul holds an invaluable skill set include private lending/finance, IT, property development/investment, building and construction, waste management and scrap metals. Throughout Paul’s career a notable accomplishment is assisting the Australian Taxation Office with a number of audits which have each achieved favourable outcomes.

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